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Tip on supporting a shelf while finishing both sides and the front/back edges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1988 (v.4#1) pg. 10

Painting "stilts" let you apply the finish to both sides of flat pieces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 10

Tip on using two sawhorses and three nails to support a door for finishing on both sides.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 26

Foam cooler is used to slow down the drying of finish or paint on small parts, providing a dust-free environment and trapping the solvent.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #57 Feb 1997 pg. 30

Make "levitators" from drywall screws and scrap wood to raise pieces of furniture when applying a finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 100

Storable, portable turntable. This rotating-top round table is made from plywood circles and plumbing pipe. It is ideal for rotating the workpiece when spray painting. Est. cost: $40.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 90

Portable finishing board. A piece of 3/4" plywood is drilled with a pattern of holes into which sharpened support nails may be inserted as needed. A shallow drawer to store the nails is recessed into the edge of the plywood. The pointed nails support a freshly-finished surface while other surfaces are finished.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 8

Tip shows how to embed a screw in a dowel to hold a small painted object while it dries.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 60

Bed of nails supports small objects for spray finishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 16
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 20

Quick and easy stand to support a full-size door for painting on both sides.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #356 Mar 1995 (v.45#3) pg. 77

Drying rack for large amounts of prepainted molding simply leans against a wall while in use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 32

Temporary handles tacked to the end of shelves makes it possible to finish both sides and stack them for drying.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 12

Simple wood and screening framework holds small objects (plugs, knobs, etc.) and keeps them from blowing around during spray finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 16

Made a drying board from cardboard and staples so that finish can be applied to both sides of a project without waiting for one side to dry.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 26

Knockdown stands for finishing doors. Off-center drywall screws driven into ends of door let the door be rotated for finishing on both sides.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 14

Tip on using sharpened dowels and polystyrene insulation to support a work piece while applying the finish.
SHOPNOTES #2 Mar 1992 (v.1) pg. 29

Finishing easel (used in conjunction with a sawhorse) can be adjusted for width. Dowel pins in the uprights support the work.
SHOPNOTES #27 May 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

Tip shows quick-to-build holder for use when finishing small parts.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #49 Jan 1996 (v.9#1) pg. 5

A length of traverse rod, equipped with slides and drapery hooks, is a convenient place to hang small parts while they dry after staining or finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 19

Place metal washers under the feet of furniture being finished to keep them from sticking to floor or bench.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 16

Finishing box suspends small parts between sharpened rods.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 12

Tongs made from tongue depressors and a wood block hold small objects during painting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 16

Simple jig consisting of a piece of scrap plywood and four dowels holds a picture frame securely while you finish the front and sides.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 12

Wall-hung finishing center features a fold-down worktable, lazy Susan turntable, and a curtain rod with slides to hold small parts for finishing or drying.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 46

Tip on using chains and ceiling hooks to hold shelves and other large items while they dry after finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 10

Drying rack for small painted parts is made from scrap wood and sharp finish nails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 26

A cardboard "bed of staples" facilitates the finishing of the bottom of a bowl, vase, or other small project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 13

Triangular scraps, linked by a dowel, support work while staining.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 16

Lazy Susan made from plywood serves as a finishing turntable when applying spray paint. Features pointed dowels and clothespin clamps to support the work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 16

Tip on using strips of hardware cloth as a drying racks for small items.
WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 30

Tip on using a discarded band saw blade to support work pieces during the finishing process.
WOOD MAGAZINE #118 Nov 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 38

Tip on using pipe clamps as a temporary drying rack.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 34

Coffee cans with sheet metal screws make good "feet" to support a project during the finishing process.
WOOD MAGAZINE #134 Aug 2001 (v.18#5) pg. 28

Technique for finishing all six sides and edges of removable bookshelves and stacking them up while they dry.
WOOD MAGAZINE #138 Dec 2001 (v.18#9) pg. 36

Simple slotted rack for hanging lengths of molding while they dry after finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 29

Portable finishing rack made from perforated hardboard uses movable sharpened dowels to support projects of various sizes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 37

Tip shows how to make a simple stand for drying varnished signs.
WOODCARVING #37 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 64

Simple drying rack and technique for finishing both sides of shelves.
WOODSMITH #118 Aug 1998 (v.20) pg. 4

Build a heated box to shorten the drying time of French polish, lacquer, and Danish oil.
WOODWORKER Apr 1992 (v.96#4) pg. 82

Tip shows use of golf tees pushed through holes in pegboard to support work during finishing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 8

Tip shows how to turn an all-wire coat hanger into a drying rack for painted toy wheels and other small parts.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 11

Low-cost drying rack is made from a 4x8-ft. sheet of oriented strand board. When screwed to the studs or cleats on a shop wall, the racks will hold dozens of work pieces while their paint or finish dries.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 8

Tip on using double-sided tape to hold small parts for finishing.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 57